Transportation

Rep. Cuellar and City of Laredo Announce Over $7.5 Million for New Cargo Runway Expansion at Laredo Int’l Airport

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LAREDO, TX—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and the City of Laredo announced over $7.5 million to the Laredo International Airport to make necessary infrastructure improvements that will bring in trade while increasing safety and efficiency of the airport. Specifically, these federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used to improve the Laredo International Airpo... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Announces $6 Million in Federal Funding for VIA Metropolitan Transit to Improve Bus Infrastructure in San Antonio

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to VIA Metropolitan Transit to improve bus infrastructure and operations in San Antonio. Grants through this program are intended to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and construct bus-related facilities. VIA Metropolitan Transit will use this funding to const... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Announces $2 million in Federal Funding to Laredo Intl Airport for Noise Mitigation

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the awarding of $2 million in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program to the Laredo International Airport. The FAA grant will be used to help finance the airport’s ongoing efforts to reduce noise for those living near the airport. As the Laredo International Airport continues to grow, a higher volu... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Releases Statement on FHWA Approving Over $10 Million in CBI Funding for World Trade Bridge FAST Lane Project

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Today, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the use of $10,300,000 dollars in coordinated border infrastructure funds for the FAST Lane Project which will allow for an expedited lane for pre-cleared trucks to traverse through Laredo. This critical step forward in the development of the project which will alleviate congestion and increase mobility of this vitally important economic Po... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Announces $5.8 Million in Federal Funds for Laredo Airport Improvements

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the awarding of $5,796,502 in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Airport Improvement Program to the Laredo International Airport. Congressman Cuellar announced $26.3 million in FAA funds last year to the Laredo International Airport to help finance the airport’s ongoing efforts to reduce noise for those living near the a... Read more »

RIVARD REPORT: Rep. Cuellar Talks Direct Flights, NAFTA 2.0, and SB 4

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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) on Thursday outlined a new approach to efforts to secure a nonstop flight between San Antonio and Washington, D.C. In a press conference held as Congress takes a break for the Fourth of July holiday, Cuellar also discussed NAFTA and issues surrounding the state’s Senate Bill 4 at the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. Cuellar and other membe... Read more »

Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program

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For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Contact: Xochitl Mora, Director, Office of Communications O: (956) 681-1202 / M: (956) 662-9269 / E: xmora@mcallen.net Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program Local leaders credit bipartisan efforts for program inclusion (McAllen, TX) Yesterday, the City of McAllen received notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that a pr... Read more »

Rep Cuellar Supports Hyperloop for Texas

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Congressman Henry Cuellar welcomed the news that a Texas route including Laredo and San Antonio is under consideration for an ultra-high-speed transportation project called a Hyperloop. The route would connect Laredo to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Hyperloop One, a company founded by Tesla visionary Elon Musk, is preparing to build a system for moving passengers and freight across lon... Read more »

Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Lared... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar: Bridge 1 Renovation Now Due in December

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today provided an update on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 renovation project in Laredo: “I recently spoke with GSA about the ongoing construction and renovation of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge 1 in Laredo. The public should know the project is going smoothly, but GSA encountered some structural issues from the original fa... Read more »